Tour Contact: Scott Walker, Director Email: Scott.email@example.com Tel: 407-401-2951
About the National Women's Golf Association - The NWGA was established in 2006 as an avenue for players not qualifying for the LPGA and Symetra Tours, to remain competitive until Q-School. We have conducted over 500 professional golf tournaments for female athletes, and we are regarded as a highly competitive stepping stone for player development. Some of the games best players have competed or won on this series, and several of our alumni have gone on to have successful careers on the LPGA Tour. Thanks to our Sponsor(s), we have been able to offer the players the most affordable avenue in game development, as well as bigger paydays crowning more $10,000 winners than any other mini-tour in operation today. All of our tournaments are setup by experienced, and knowledgeable rules staff who bring a combined 120+. years experience in tournament officiating at various levels of competition. Affordability, Professionalism, Competitive, the journey begins here.
Open to any professional and competitive amateur. Competitor's must be at least 14 years of age.
How to Register:
Players are required to register online through Blue Golf using a credit or debit card to secure their entry prior to the event deadline dates. The primary deadline for all tournaments is seven days prior to the tournament start date. All entries within 7 days of the start date are assessed a $30.00 late fee.
When a player registers for a tournament(s), a $50 deposit will be charged out of the total entry fee to secure their entry into those tournaments. The balance of the entry will be charged at the close of registration.
Tournament Withdrawal Policy:
1. Players may withdraw without penalty until 12 noon three days prior to the start of the tournament. Example: A tournament scheduled to start on a Monday, players may withdraw without penalty prior to 12 noon the Friday preceding the tournament.
2. Players withdrawing after 12 noon three days before an event will receive a refund minus $125 to cover course costs guaranteed to the course. Entry fees may NOT be transferred to future tournaments to avoid paying the $125.
Distance Measuring Devices:
Players may use lasers, GPS, and the like during competition provided the instrument does not measure slope or gradient. If a device has these features, they must be disabled prior to beginning play. Any doubt will be resolved against the player.
Transportation & Caddie Policy:
Players are required to utilize golf carts during competition, except for the Tour Championship tournaments.
2 Golf carts per pairing. Caddies may not ride during play of the hole unless the player elects to walk from their approach shot to the green. Players must ride from tee to fairway on all par 4 and 5's, and from tee to green on all par 3s.
Walking Events - Tour Championship, Ft Rucker Open, and Parris Island Championship - Players may carry their bag, employ caddies, or utilize pull carts.
Membership Fee: (Membership fees are non-refundable)
NWGA Eggland's Best Ladies Pro Tour - $475 (Expires April 15, 2020)
NWGA Eggland's Best Ladies Florida Summer - $100 (Expires August 31st, 2020)
Tournament Entry Fee: Entry fees include credit card transaction processing fees
NWGA EB Ladies Pro Tour - Pro $420 (M) $550 (NM) Amateur $275 (M) $375 (NM)
Amateurs finishing in the top 30% are eligible to receive GC not to exceed $400.
Format: * Policy change beginning January 1, 2020
NWGA EB Ladies Pro Tour - All winter season events are 54 hole Stroke Play events with not cut. Summer Series and Q-School Prep Events will be 36 hole competitions with not cut.
Purse Distribution: *Policy change beginning January 1, 2020
30% of the field in each event will receive a check. 72 x .30 = 21.6 (21 and ties get paid)
NWGA EB Ladies Tour - 1st place guarantee $2,000.*
* Sponsorship Contribution = first place is guaranteed 20% of total purse plus sponsorship contributions to cover the first place guarantees.
Before receiving any payment, players must have the appropriate tax forms on file with the tour. International players required to submit a W8BEN form, and are subject to 30% withholding. International players on certain types of Visa's are not allowed by federal law to earn money while in the United States. To avoid potential Visa and Immigration issues, please be aware of your status before accepting prize money.
Eggland's Best Tour Championship: (Members have priority entry until Feb 29th. After 2/29, guest will be permitted to enter the championship event.
NWGA EB Ladies Tour Championship - $10,000 1st Place Guaranteed. Positions 2-3-4 earn $2,500 Q-School Bonus
The key to the tour's sponsorship is successful participation in scheduled Pro-Am's. Pro-Am's are structured to be social engagements - there is not an entry fee for pro-am's. Player's that participate in Pro-Am's will be compensated anywhere between $75-$150 for their time. Tour members have priority entry into Pro-Am's. All Pro-Am's are operated by the host club and the club will determine if there are additional purse monies for pro-ams.
Winter Season Schedule - Fields limited to 78 players max.
Summer Series Schedule - A minimum of 9 players will be need to conduct the event.
Q-School Prep Event - Shadow Ridge (72 Players max) MHCC DST - Palmer (120 players max)
Host club dress code takes precedence over tour's policy.
Acceptable dress is modern golf fashion. Sleeveless and razorback type blouses or tops may not conform to host facility dress code. Please come prepared to change tops if necessary. Soft Spikes mandatory. No denim material permitted.
Alcohol & Drug use:
Competitors and caddies are prohibited from being under the influence of alcohol and drugs during tournaments.
Pro-Ams and Social Engagements / Pairings Parties; players are permitted to consume an alcohol containing beverage provided their behavior and demeanor remain in a sober state. Any player exhibiting buzzed, or drunken behavior will be asked to leave the premises.
CBD oils and gum are permitted. Note- If at any time the PGA or LPGA Tour place a ban on CBD products, it will void this policy.